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  1. Intalling OSX86 on a TC4200

    I just wanted to give everyone an update on this. I had tried the suggestions I posted before without any luck and finally today while pocking around in the customization section where you select the drivers, I found the boot loader section. I had selected GUID and just for fun decided to change it to MBR and VIOLA... I fixed it. I can now boot without the need to use the DVD. Thanks for your help. Manny
  2. Intalling OSX86 on a TC4200

    Ok guys. I was able to install Kalyway 10.5.1 and I am even able to boot with the DVD in the drive, but I can't boot without the DVD. I have tried the below steps to fix the B0 Error, but nothing works. My disk only has one partition and I formatter and mac os extended without (Journaled). I have attached a screen shot of the terminal screen while I was doing these steps. Can someone please help? Steps: The b0 error occurs on bootup, if no partition is active (or if you install GIUD drivers and are using MBR disk). This basically means that the boot loader is not configured correctly. To boot with the boot loader from the DVD, you need to know which partition/slice you installed to. If you do not know which partition/slice you installed to, boot from the install DVD instead 1. insert the OS X install 2. Hit F8 when invited to do so 3. Enter rd=disk0s1, or the partition/slice you installed to (in this example: first slice on first partition). 4. Once OSX has booted, make partition active and/or set the startup disk as explained below. Setting the startup disk in OS X: 1. When you're in the installer Click Startup Disk from the Utilities menu 2. When booted from plain OSX Open System Preferences and click Startup Disk 3. Click the desired the startup Disk To make a partition active, do this: 1. Start Terminal.app 2. Enter: 3. sudo -s (enter your password) 4. fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0 (the disk number may be different on your installation, eg. rdisk1) 5. print (list all partitions) 6. flag 1 (sets partition 1 as bootable - might be a different number on your installation) 7. quit (answer y to save settings) 8. Now reboot the computer. You should now be able to boot without the install cd. . When this solution does not work, try this: 1. Start the computer with the CD. Wait until you can start the Terminal from the menu 2. Type this: fdisk -u /dev/rdisk0 (or any other number if it is not the first disk) 3. Quit the Terminal 4. Quit the Installer, a dialog box appears 5. Click "Choose Startup Disk" 6. Choose your first disk 7. Click Reboot
  3. Intalling OSX86 on a TC4200

    Hi Guys, I am new to the whole X86 project and I have been trying to install it on one of my computers. The one I currently have, has received the install well according to other members of this and other forums, but for some reason, I haven't been able to install it on mine. The system specs are: System: Hardware Overview: Machine Model: ADP2,1 CPU Type: Intel® Pentium® M processor Number Of CPUs: 1 CPU Speed: 1.73 GHz L2 Cache (per CPU): 2 MB CPU Features: FPU VME DE PSE TSC MSR PAE MCE CX8 APIC SEP MTRR PGE MCA CMOV PAT CLFSH DS ACPI MMX FXSR SSE SSE2 SS TM EST Memory: 1.5 GB Bus Speed: 533 MHz Boot ROM Version: 68DTH Ver. F.0C (Hewlett-Packard) Serial Number: xxxxxxxxxxxxx Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900: Chipset Model: GMA 900 Type: VGA-Compatible Controller Bus: Built-In VRAM (Total): 256 MB Vendor: Intel (0x8086) Device ID: 0x2592 Revision ID: 0x0003 Displays: Display: Resolution: 1024 x 768 Depth: 32-bit Color Built-In: Yes Core Image: Not Supported Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Not Supported Acer AL1914: Resolution: 1024 x 768 @ 75 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Not Supported Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Not Supported I have tried using IAtkos v5i, Kalyway 10.5.2 and the latest is IPC 10.5.6 and none of them work. The one that gets me through the install process and them gives me an error is IPC 10.5.6, but I get the error in the picture below. Could someone get me a few steps to help me doing this install? I really want to get this computer to run Leopard, but I don't know how to. Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to offer. Best Regards, Manny I just wanted to add that I have tried connecting the external monitor and also the network cable. I also tried the 2 wire and 1 wire trick when installing the Kalyway 10.5.2 and nothing worked. I can install windows 7 beta and windows vista without a problem. Therefore, there is no hardware issue. Thanks again.
  4. I didn't selected any drivers. I just did the install and it took. I'm still missing some of the other drivers and to be honest, I formatted again and went to windows 7 Beta since I wasn't able to get the wifi or the internal drive to work. You know I am not about to mess up the portability of a laptop by having to drag an external HDD everywhere I go. I guess I'll wait until someone does a simple step by step guide for this computer or a disk that has all that we need to get it running properly. Meanwhile, I'm a PC! I know... Ironic, isn't it?
  5. Hi guys and gals, I currently own a Compaq presario F700. As you know it has: Processor, operating system and memory Processor type Mobile AMD Sempron™ Processor 3600+ • , Level 2 cache 256 KB, Up to 1600 MHz system bus running at AC/DC Mode 25 Watt Memory layout (2 x 2048 MB) Internal storage 120 GB Hard disk controller SATA Hard Disk Drive Optical drive type Super Multi DVD Writer (+/-R +/-RW) with Double Layer support System features Modem High speed 56K modem Network interface Ethernet 10/100BT integrated network interface Wireless technologies 802.11b/g WLAN Display resolution 1280 x 800 Video RAM Up to 335 MB Total Available Graphics Memory Internal audio 3D Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound 16 bit integrated Pointing device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad, volume control, mute button I have been trying to install Iatkos v4a for a while now and have not been able to get it installed on the internal HDD. I was able to get it installed on an external HDD, but it is still missing a whole lot of drivers and the sound, network and other things don't work or at the very least don't work the way they should. I am completely new to OSX and these types of installs so, I apologize right of the bat if I sound like a total Noob, but it may be because I am... Any help or ideas on how to go about doing this the easy way will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Manny
  6. I can't see my HDD.

    Thanks a lot. I got the driver installed and I'm online now. On the other thread... I don't think I understand enough to give it a try. I think I'll wait for a dumb down version that I can follow. If you find yourself with some free time on your hands and want to create a for Noobs version of that. I'll give it a try. Thanks again for all your help. I'll keep hauling around my external HDD until I get tired and reformat. So far I like OSX so I'll give it a fair shot. Best Regards, WebManny
  7. I can't see my HDD.

    Yes. I can. The only thing I don't have is access to the internet. I have no idea on how to install drivers on MAC soooo. Can I download then on my PC and then copy them to the OSX? Should I just install with drivers maybe? If so, which ones?
  8. I can't see my HDD.

    Just fyi. I tried that and I got the same error screen as in the pictures. It looks that, at this point, I won't be able to do this portion. Since I was able to install Iatkos v4a on my external HDD. Could you tell me how to install the proper drivers for the air card and the network card so that I can at least use it with the external HDD? While I'm on the subject of the external source. Do you know if this OS or any of the other versions you mentioned before can be installed in a jusp drive? I tried doing it yesterday, but got an error as I was starting the install. I was able to format, but the install failed. I can send you screen shots if needed. I'm just looking for ways to get to the goal without having to break the record on how long it took to finish. Thanks again for your help.
  9. I can't see my HDD.

    ok will try that and thanks again for all your help tonight. I really appreciate it.
  10. I can't see my HDD.

    External HDD is not connected and the internal HDD has Ubuntu installed right now, but to answer your question. I'm booting from the install DVD. I may have gotten a bad copy of it?
  11. I can't see my HDD.

    Did just as you mentioned. F8 and then -s and although I get the same error as on the pictures, I now get a nice apple logo as a background. I'll try a better picture now so you can read the error code.
  12. I can't see my HDD.

    After I hit F8 and then -v with the platform=ACPI|86PC, I get the screenshots I posted before. It does not move from there after this. It gets stuck there.
  13. I can't see my HDD.

    Got it. Will do. Thanks again. Well... It seams I've hit a road block once again. I burned the disk and hit F8 then -v and after a few seconds I get the screen shown in the attached pictures. Let me know what you think.
  14. I can't see my HDD.

    Ok awesome. I got that one just now and I'm burning the image as we speak. If I could bother you for one more thing. I was able to get past me being stupid and found the customize section where I can select the drivers I want to use. Since you now know what kind of computer I own. Could you help me select the correct ones from the list of network drivers so I can use my NIC card or the Air Port? As I mentioned before I was able to install it on my external drive, but even when I select what I think is the correct driver, I'm not able to go online. Before I go... Thanks a million for your help so far. I know you are taking time from your life to help a fellow Geek and that I very nice of you.
  15. I can't see my HDD.

    Thank you my friend. I will read, try to understand and give it a try. Thanks again for your help and for finding these for me. Just to make sure I understand. The issue is that the Iatkos v4a does not have the drivers for my hard disk. Therefore, I have to try using a different install to have the OS see my HDD. Right?